Enduring Freedom

Pull up your search engine of choice and do an image search for “dead female soldier.”

Don’t worry.

Whether you use Google or Yahoo or Bing you aren’t going to find a lot beyond staged photos.

Why? Because most combat photographers avoid taking pictures of the female casualties of war under the orders of both their military commanders and (depending on who their bosses are) news networks.  Watching a formerly beautiful young woman’s life drain out, and her eyes go blank, is simply not something that the American people are ready to face, even though we know that our all volunteer military has women fighting and dying in wars.

As a general rule, American’s attempt to keep women in non-combat roles and away from the front lines. That doesn’t always work out well.

They get shot. They get blown up. They get captured. They get tortured. They get raped. It’s a harsh fact most of us don’t even want to consider.

We’re going to have to start considering it a lot more if Hillary Clinton is elected President.

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Mrs. Clinton’s foreign policy skills as Secretary of State under Barack Obama were a train wreck of continual failures, and her increasing belligerence towards Russia as she attempts to appear tough in the closing weeks of her final attempt to become President of the United States have Russian strongman Vladamir Putin warning that if she is elected President, the United States and Russia may be on a World War III collision course.

Guess who Mrs. Clinton wants on the front lines taking on T-90 tanks and PKM machine guns and Russian soldiers that can field strip a combat rifle as high school freshman and sophomores?

Our delicate pumpkin-spice loving daughters, who Hillary wants to draft for combat.

Hillary Clinton supports a measure that would require women to register for the draft.

The former secretary of state told the Huffington Post Wednesday that she is in favor of a legislative amendment that would for the first time compel women to register with the Selective Service System. That legislation passed the Senate Wednesday as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, which cleared the upper chamber on a bipartisan, 85-13 vote.

I believe in equal opportunity, but I’m also painfully aware that equal opportunity does not mean equal outcomes. The push by Mr.s Clinton to draft our daughters is a nightmare of political correctness outstripping basic logic, and should frankly call her mental state into question.

“GI Jane,” a feminist fantasy about a female Navy SEAL, is just that, a fantasy. There are modern American women who have excelled in ground combat, but they are very few and far between (offhand, I can actually think of just one). It’s a simple biological fact that the average woman is much shorter, much small, and much weaker than the average man. They are also generally unable to handle the constant, body-eating grind of infantry combat, and it isn’t for a lack of trying.

Marine Capt. Katie Petronio has been there. She’s done that. And she’s seen her body betray her.

As a combat-experienced Marine officer, and a female, I am here to tell you that we are not all created equal, and attempting to place females in the infantry will not improve the Marine Corps as the Nation’s force-in-readiness or improve our national security.

As a company grade 1302 combat engineer officer with 5 years of active service and two combat deployments, one to Iraq and the other to Afghanistan, I was able to participate in and lead numerous combat operations.

In the end, my main concern is not whether women are capable of conducting combat operations, as we have already proven that we can hold our own in some very difficult combat situations; instead, my main concern is a question of longevity. Can women endure the physical and physiological rigors of sustained combat operations, and are we willing to accept the attrition and medical issues that go along with integration?

As a young lieutenant, I fit the mold of a female who would have had a shot at completing IOC, and I am sure there was a time in my life where I would have volunteered to be an infantryman.

By the fifth month into the deployment, I had muscle atrophy in my thighs that was causing me to constantly trip and my legs to buckle with the slightest grade change. My agility during firefights and mobility on and off vehicles and perimeter walls was seriously hindering my response time and overall capability. It was evident that stress and muscular deterioration was affecting everyone regardless of gender; however, the rate of my deterioration was noticeably faster than that of male Marines and further compounded by gender-specific medical conditions.”

Men simply are simply different than women, and no amount of political correctness can change that basic biological fact. Men can hold up to the grind longer, physically, and recover faster and more completely at the end of the day simply because of the chemical makeup of the male body. It’s not chauvinism. It’s science.

Clinton’s desire to draft women into combat isn’t going over well on social media, where #DraftOurDaughters is seeing her excoriated.